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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: couchdb server pidfile location
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2011 21:37:53 GMT
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:57, Zdenek Maxa <> wrote:
> Hello.
> I need to find out couchdb server pidfile location (or main process pid
> directly) via a query. Stuff like /_config, /_log, /_stats is useful and
> nowhere seems to be this pid/pidfile information. In other words, is
> there anything as simple as for mysql:
> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'pid_file'. I have given up after lots of searching
> and I will greatly appreciate your help. Thanks very much in advance.
> Zdenek

No. The pidfile is maintained by shell scripts that cooperate to
ensure CouchDB is restarted if it dies. The actual database process
has no idea about pid files at all.

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